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GHERKINS IN COCONUT GRAVY (DONDAKAYA KOBBARI GRAVY)

Ingredients:
Gherkins - 250 gms
Onion - 1
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Coconut - 1/2 
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves

Method:

  • Wash and trim the edges of gherkins. Slit them lengthwise into four.
  • finely chop onion. Grate and grind the coconut into smooth paste; add little water.
  • Heat the oil in pressure cooker; add cumin seeds and allow to crackle.
  • Add chopped onions and gherkins and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • Then add ginger garlic paste, turmeric, salt, chilli powder, coriander powder and cumin powder. Mix well. cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add coconut paste and one cup of water. Close the lid and cook up to 3 whistles.
  • once the lid open; cook again if there is any water in gravy.
  • Lastly add coriander leaves.


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Dondakaya Masala (Gherkins Masala) curry

Ingredients:
Dondakayalu - 250gms
Onions - 2
Oil - 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1tsp
Tamarind juice - 2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4tsp
Salt to taste


For Masala paste:
Peanuts -1 tbsp, Red Chillies - 3 no.'s, Gingely seeds - 1tbsp, Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp, coconut powder - 1tbsp,  cumin seeds - 1 tsp


Method:
Cut the onions into small pieces. Slit the dondakayalu into 4 long pieces. Dry roast all the masala ingredients and grind to make fine powder. Heat the oil add jeera when it crackles add onions. Fry onions for 5 minutes add dondakayalu, turmeric and salt. Cook for another 5 minutes the add the masala powder, tamarind juice and some water. Cook the curry till the oil floats. This curry goes well with rice and roti.